We've been doing a lot of gardening lately. We've got seven different kinds of heirloom tomatoes, three different kinds of cucumbers, a mess of zucchini, and a ton of scalloped squash. The criteria for deciding which crops to grow were that they had to be high-yield, low-maintenance, and something we would actually eat. There's not a whole lot of room to grow stuff--just the raised beds I build a little more than a month ago--but the produce is really taking off!
I think the combination of raised beds and the magic of worm compost is making the difference. We've had pretty decent vegetable gardens in the past, but they often got weed-choked and eaten by bugs and other critters. Of course, it could partly be that since it's become a regular activity with the kids, we pay more attention to the garden.
We harvested the first batch of peas the other day, and the kids ate every single one of them. They would pick a little basket full, devour them, and then go back for more. I wish I would have planted more peas. Now they're hard to get. I guess you're supposed to plant them in the winter or early spring.
So here's what the pea feast looked like: